“Gore Effect” strikes again: new coldest ever December record low temperature in Cancun

God indeed has a sense of humor. From Weather Underground:

Here’s the actual METAR data, showing 10°C (50.0°F):

According to the Mexican National Meteorological Service, the record low temp for December is 12°C (53.6F) see table here: Cancun_climate (PDF)

According to this page lowest for December is 52°F (11°C)

http://www.cancun-discounts.com/cancun-weather.htm

Either way, 50°F is a new record for December low temperature, and it couldn’t happen at a more inconvenient time for the Cancun COP16 climate conference.

h/t to Ross Hays

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106 Responses to “Gore Effect” strikes again: new coldest ever December record low temperature in Cancun

  1. John Kehr says:

    I like inconveniient facts. I specifically requested a blizzard, but this is almost good enough.

    John Kehr

  2. MattN says:

    This is just awesome to watch.

    Did any of them pack a jacket? I hope they freeze their (expletives) off…

  3. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    Marco . . . . Polo

    Alllll . . . . Gore . . . .

    He has to be there somewhere.

  4. AJC says:

    It is unfair to attribute all this to Al Gore – two of our (UK) prize idiots Chris Huhne and John Prescott are actually in Cancun.

  5. R.S.Brown says:

    …and here in our little corner of Ohio we’ve had about
    two weeks of “below average” temperatures, with at
    least another week to go.

    Even so, I’m sure most skeptics will agree this will be
    one of the warmest years in this century !

    /sarc

  6. Cathy says:

    Oh thank you, thank you . . ! ;0)

    Over the next hours this comment section will be the funniest and best reading on the web.

    Judging from the first few comments I think we’re already in Pulitzer Prize territory.

  7. jeremyp99 says:

    This is not funny though – go to Bishop Hill – we are about to be royally [SNIP] at Cancun

    http://www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2010/12/9/check-this-out.html

  8. Enneagram says:

    How many days left? Hopefully a 48 deg.F would make it. Gaia wants their children to enjoy the tropics :-)

  9. Jimbo says:

    My converter puts 50°F at 10C. Brrrrr!

  10. Frank says:

    You all know weather =/= climate, right?

  11. jorgekafkazar says:

    Not exactly Copenhagen weather, but not beach weather, either. It would seem the pagan rites at the opening of the conference may have backfired: “Christiana Figueres…invoked the ancient jaguar goddess Ixchel…noting that Ixchel was… “the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving…”

    The goddess is evidently not pleased by what she’s seen.

  12. Daniel Bengtsson says:

    Mr Watts,

    Why is it so cold? Do you have an explanation?

  13. Athlete says:

    Either way, 50°F is a new record for December low temperature
    Except, of course, until after the data is “homogenized”.

  14. Roy says:

    I don’t know why the delegates at Cancun are talking of spending billions on dealing with global warming when there is a much cheaper solution – just clone Al Gore and send the clowns (sorry I meant clones) to different parts of the globe!

  15. WhiteSnow says:

    Hmmmm!! And this man won a Nobel Prize? I wonder if he is still having his $3,000 home electric bill with all the lights on nowadays.

    Had enough of corrupt politicians & climate nuts then you’ll need to read a new book just out about Americans who actually take a stand against tyranny. Great thriller about today’s events & about each of us taking a stand. I recommend it.

    http://www.booksbyoliver.com

    Remember back in the ’70’s we were going into a climate freezing? Good article!

  16. Bob the Swiss says:

    Snow and cold records in France (sorry it’s in french ;-) ) :

    http://france.meteofrance.com/france/actu/actu?portlet_id=68749&document_id=24409

    Anyway, the températures and snow cover records can be easily readable.

    Strange records for one of the hottest year …

  17. Richard says:

    @R.S.Brown
    Only two weeks? We’ve had below average temps for at least a month now here in the Netherlands. At last the temperatures are coming up below freezing for the days to come now but after the weekend the snow and freezing will continue. Normal temps for this time of year is about 6 C.

    Richard

  18. Mike Jonas says:

    I have to disagree with you, about it being inconvenient for COP16. It is completely irrelevant to COP16. COP16 is not about temperatures, and it certainly isn’t about cold temperatures. It is about hot temperatures – a totally different subject.

  19. kb says:

    This is cold weather is caused by anthropogenic global warming – and it’s worse than we thought!

    kb

  20. Merrick says:

    There is a Wikipedia page devoted specifically to the “Gore Effect” used in two broad and contradictory meanings. The first meaning is as inferred here. The second refers to the general uptick in acceptance/support of/etc. AGW among the public as a result of the work of Al Gore and particularly as a result of his movie.
    The thinly covered bias of the page is generally affirming and supportive of the latter and dismissive and hostile to uses related to the former. This latter hostility takes the form of suggestive deficiencies of the users of the term and dismissive quotes from those whom the reader is supposed to understand as both authoritative and correct. It is also stated that anyone who might take the phenomenon seriously is guilt of falling vicim to either the availability heuristic or the confirmation bias.

    I don’t suggest that there actually is a scientifically deterministic linkage between the presence of Al Gore or other prominent AGW proponents at AGW events or speeches propounding AGW and cold/harsh weather events, but just for giggles, how hard would it be for us to develop a reasonably exhaustive list of such events and related weather at those events?

    Does anyone have available a fairly exhaustive list of major AGW events and/or Al Gore appearances related to AGW that might serve as a basis? If we could generate a list of such events and demonstrate that a statistically significant fraction showed unseasonably cold/harsh weather at that time/place I would love to place it on the Wiki page to stir the pot.

  21. TimiBoy says:

    Coolest November on record in Brisbane, Australia. Never cracked 30 degrees C in Spring, NOT ONCE. Very unusual. Obviously not yet homogenized.

    It’s also blowing way too hard, and I have been unable to go fishing, so I am getting extremely GRUMPY!

    Tim

  22. jeremyp99 says:

    Guys and gals – this is IMPORTANT

    Read it
    http://joannenova.com.au/2010/12/breaking-the-abdication-of-the-west/

    It did seem too quiet at Cancun.

    The power hungry tyrants learnt from Copenhagen. They realized that they have a far better chance of success by underselling the expectations and sliding in long impenetrable documents in front of underling bureaucrats. Due to the importance of this I have reproduced Christopher Monckton’s words in full as reported at SPPI (see below).

    The UN wants nothing less than 1.5% of our GDP.

    That’s $212 billion from the USA every year ($2700 per family of 4).

    That’s $32 billion from the UK every year ($2000 per family of 4).

    That’s $13 billion from Australia every year ($2400 per family of 4).

    Figures calculated from the CIA world Factbook

    The Secretariat will have the power not merely to invite nation states to perform their obligations under the climate-change Convention, but to compel them to do so. Nation states are to be ordered to collect, compile and submit vast quantities of information, in a manner and form to be specified by the secretariat and its growing army of subsidiary bodies.

    and much much more – read Monckton’s summary.

    [SNIP. Kindly clean up the language. ~dbs, mod.]

  23. Brian H says:

    Gore’s legacy: a phrase which describes someone who inspires the universe to disprove his beliefs everywhere he sets foot! The Gore Effect is on its way to becoming immortal.

  24. latitude says:

    Roy says:
    December 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I don’t know why the delegates at Cancun are talking of spending billions on dealing with global warming when there is a much cheaper solution – just clone Al Gore and send the clowns (sorry I meant clones) to different parts of the globe!
    =======================================================
    Roy, here is a much simpler and cheaper solution.
    It’s thermometers….

    Where there are thermometers, it’s cooler.
    Where there are no thermometers, it’s hotter.

    So the obvious solution, is more thermometers…………………..

  25. Nonoy Oplas says:

    And many governments from poorer countries sent dozens of delegations to Cancun to witness the “global fight against man-made warming.” I wrote to the Deputy head of the Philippine delegation who went to Cancun, who paid for their trip, hotel, etc. there, the Mexican taxpayers or Filipino taxpayers, he did not reply, http://funwithgovernment.blogspot.com/2010/12/philippine-delegation-to-cancun-51.html

  26. old construction worker says:

    Tell congress to set my CO2 free. Declare CO2 a non pollutant.

  27. Maxbert says:

    What a delicious vision! AGW’ers wailing to the Mayan moon goddess in the cold wind (and signing petitions to ban dihydrogen monoxide).

  28. Brent Hargreaves says:

    Bob the Swiss,

    Thanks for the French news. On sites such as WUWT we get a very clear picture of the public’s mood in the English-speaking world. But what of France? Is it a hot topic of conversation? Are warmists or sceptics in the ascendent? Is AGW considered a real threat or a wacko scare story?

    Five years ago I explained to German colleagues that we Brits were putting the finishing touches to our Swine Flu reaction plan, working on the assumption that 30% of the population would be wiped out. They thought I was pulling their leg; Germany was not expecting a Great Plague. Do the French see Global Warming as a uniquely Anglo Saxon panic?

  29. Henry chance says:

    We have been presented with 3 problems.
    1 It must be getting very hot and not very cold
    2 Why was the forecast wrong?
    3 Why was this not specifically forecasted?

  30. Kev-in-UK says:

    s’funny how temps in Mexico are also at a low – the same as the UK. You’s thing a few thousand miles would make some difference!
    Currently, our local station is showing december Average temp as more than 6 degrees C BELOW average. (but thats only based on 8 yrs data) – interestingly – November was supposed to be 5 degrees below average too! Of course, these figures are only real unadulterated ‘local’ figures (this is a local weather station for local people – UK readers will understand! – for others – google League of Gentlemen! LOL), so anyway, I will watch with interest to see how the metoffice and CRU spin this one away over the next few weeks!

  31. RockyRoad says:

    I mentioned the “Gore Effect” is striking Cancun to my son and his explanation: “Too many cold dead hearts in one location.” I can’t refute that logic.

  32. bob paglee says:

    It’s still too warm for ice skating there — but they must be patient…..

  33. Sixtus Beckmesser says:

    So there’s this little global warming alarmist and he goes to his dad and says “Dad, am I a global warming alarmist?”. His dad says “Of course you are, what kind of a daft question is that?” and cuffs the little global warming alarmist, so he won’t ask stupid questions.
    Oh dear thinks the little global warming alarmist. I don’t think a’ll ask any more questions here and goes to find his mother.
    “Mum” he asks “Am I a global warming alarmist?”. “Well of course you are dear” says his mother “Whatever makes you think you’re not?”. “Well” says the little global warming alarmist “It’s just that I’m bloody freezing”.

  34. Magnus says:

    [My typically stupid comment]

    At least above zero degree C, so no girl in Cancun will lost tongue on a lamppost, as happaned in Norway:

    http://www.vg.no/helse/artikkel.php?artid=10012361

    WARNING: Horrible picture of a lamppost! ;)

  35. ge0050 says:

    Last winter, more than 25,000 people died in England and Wales as a result of the cold temperatures. Most of them were aged over 75.

    Nigel Stafford, from the British Red Cross, said: ‘We all need to look out for each other during the severe weather and make sure those less able than ourselves are not forgotten.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1336705/UK-big-freeze-Army-standby-coldest-December-100-years.html

  36. Ken Roberts says:

    16F here in Nashville this a.m.

  37. u.k.(us) says:

    They, (the delegates), must feel they are being left out in the cold.
    They, are being shunned by the successful economies of the world, which enable their presence.
    They, who willfully forego their freedom.

  38. James Sexton says:

    You guys and gals can call it what you will, I see Divine intervention.

    Hey guys, try Libya next….no wait, they sell oil there. Maybe Madrid……no, they just ate a whole bunch of windmills and solar panels. What about Venezuela, there’s a good totalitarian, capitalist hating country! Dang, they sell oil there, too. Well, maybe India…….hmm, Pachy isn’t too popular there. We can always try Iraq…..dang, back to oil sellers.

    I just wish they’d have this stuff during the N.H. summer, that way the global cooling weather would be welcomed. Do they realize how cold the rest of us have to be for it to get down to 50 in Cancun this time of year?

  39. Djozar says:

    You’ve got the wrong mythology. Man Bear Pig is constantly battling the Ice Queen of Narnia. She follows anywhere an IPCC convention settles just to disturb their religious mania.

  40. Kath says:

    So the UN, an organisation I used to respect decades ago, now wants to take my hard earned cash by fiat? Yeah, right….

    “No taxation without representation!” Jonathan Mayhew, 1750.

  41. Dave says:

    I’m really bummed… headed to Cancun on Saturday.

    At least the beer should be cold.

  42. old44 says:

    Funny how “The Weather” keeps following those “Climate-ologists” around.

  43. Henry chance says:

    Do I remember last year alGore had a presentation and the room was closed? No recording? This year he can’t go because of the high risk of being ambushed by a reporter with a recorder.

  44. John says:

    Misquoting or ridiculing Al Gore does not help in your case against AGW. You lose credibility every time you do it.

  45. Dave Springer says:

    Records for Cancun only appear to go back to 1974 then get spotty. For instance if you change the date to Dec. 8th, 1973 there is no data. There’s some data for November 1973 but I didn’t find any before that.

  46. latitude says:

    John says:
    December 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    Misquoting or ridiculing Al Gore does not help in your case against AGW. You lose credibility every time you do it.
    =========================================================
    John, if that were true, then the proponents of AGW would have been discredited
    a long time ago.
    Besides, he’s the one that made it so easy to do……….

  47. DRE says:

    So is there now more empirical evidence for “The Gore Effect” than for AGW?

    Somebody should run the statistics.

  48. evanmjones says:

    The goddess is evidently not pleased by what she’s seen.

    What do you expect? They didn’t even sacrifice a virgin.

  49. u.k.(us) says:

    John says:
    December 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    Misquoting or ridiculing Al Gore does not help in your case against AGW. You lose credibility every time you do it.
    =====================
    You say we have credibility, who knew.

    Al Gore owes science a debt, he can never repay.

  50. Smokey says:

    John says:

    “… ridiculing Al Gore does not help in your case against AGW.”

    John, thanks for reminding me:

    click1
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    No censorship here, John. Visit realclimate if you want folks to be censored.

  51. Old England says:

    Haven’t seen any mention or comment anywhere on the possibility that the current cold weather may in some way be related to the Iceland volcanic eruption that closed european skies.

    Any thoughts ??

  52. Riquin says:

    “Global Warming”Oh No… temperatures are dropping all over.. Well let’s call it “Global Cooling” Yeah but what are we going to do if it starts warming again? Well let’s call it “Climate Change” that will cover all bases… The moronic population in the whole world will go for it. Let’s continue blaming the CO2 because Wall Street demands more money for trading CO2 credits. By the way where is our next vacation / convention to discuss this will be?

    ===========================

    A lot of money and political power has been invested in so call “global warming”or “climate change” that if the general population sees this as a lie and a hoax, many well-known institutions of government and media will likely collapse from the scandal. The establishment is desperate fighting for its life. And we should expect them to take any and all desperation measures to prolong and preserve their status.

  53. old construction worker says:

    “John says:
    December 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    Misquoting or ridiculing Al Gore does not help in your case against AGW. You lose credibility every time you do it.”

    No we don’t.

  54. Riquin says:

    =================================

    1) The Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2035. Not so!
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ear

    2) Fifty percent of Holland is below sea level. Not so!
    http://www.rnw.nl/english/arti

    3) The Hockey Stick graph. Not so!
    http://www.climatescienceinter

    “One of the most comprehensively discredited artifacts in the history of science”.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/6179713/New-hockey-stick-graph-on-climate-change-under-fire.html

    The Russians are also questioning the validity of the data.
    CRU studies disregarded hundreds of Siberian samples trees and concentrated on one tree YADO61 “the most influential tree in the world” seemed to show a “hockey stick” pattern which is exactly what the researcher wanted. The rest of the trees showing a different pattern, Oh Well.

    4) Polar Bears are endangered because of global warming. Not so!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new

    5) Oceans will rise and devastate coastal cities. Not so!
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/com

    6) Rainforest threatened by global warming. Not so!
    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech…/

    7) The science of man made global warming is settled. Not so!
    http://www.petitionproject.org/

    Opponents of the petition project sometimes submit forged signatures in efforts to discredit the project. Usually, these efforts are eliminated by our verification procedures. On one occasion, a forged signature appeared briefly on the signatory list. It was removed as soon as discovered.

    http://www.petitionproject.org/frequently_asked_questions.php
    =====================================
    The whole world needs to start preparing for years of very cold weather. This is a normal weather cycle. Let us stop the stupidity of Global Warming and start preparing for this real emergency. Cold weather is going to affect food production and that is going to create famine in some parts of the world. We need to start planning for this and our government officials are not helping at all.

  55. Athlete says:

    John says:
    Misquoting or ridiculing Al Gore does not help in your case against AGW. You lose credibility every time you do it.

    John,
    Where do you find the time to comment here? Shouldn’t you be recounting votes in Florida?

  56. Piers Corbyn says:

    The answer to all heatwaves and forest fires!!
    Just fly Al Gore in and watch it snow!
    Magic
    Piers Corbyn, WeatherAction

  57. Riquin says:

    Sorry had to re-do the links !!!!!

    =================================

    1) The Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2035. Not so!
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/7031403/UN-climate-panel-admits-mistake-over-Himalayan-glacier-melting.html

    2) Fifty percent of Holland is below sea level. Not so!
    http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/sea-level-blunder-enrages-dutch-minister

    3) The Hockey Stick graph. Not so!
    http://www.climatescienceinternational.org/index.php?catid=14:text&id=232:rossmckitrick-02-10-09&option=com_content&view=article

    “One of the most comprehensively discredited artifacts in the history of science”.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/6179713/New-hockey-stick-graph-on-climate-change-under-fire.html

    The Russians are also questioning the validity of the data.
    CRU studies disregarded hundreds of Siberian samples trees and concentrated on one tree YADO61 “the most influential tree in the world” seemed to show a “hockey stick” pattern which is exactly what the researcher wanted. The rest of the trees showing a different pattern, Oh Well.

    4) Polar Bears are endangered because of global warming. Not so!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-500424/Polars-bears-brink-Dont-believe-it.html

    5) Oceans will rise and devastate coastal cities. Not so!
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/5067351/Rise-of-sea-levels-is-the-greatest-lie-ever-told.html

    6) Rainforest threatened by global warming. Not so!
    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/01/28/save-rainforest-climate-change-scandal-chopped-facts/

    7) The science of man made global warming is settled. Not so!
    http://www.petitionproject.org/

    Opponents of the petition project sometimes submit forged signatures in efforts to discredit the project. Usually, these efforts are eliminated by our verification procedures. On one occasion, a forged signature appeared briefly on the signatory list. It was removed as soon as discovered.

    http://www.petitionproject.org/frequently_asked_questions.php

    =====================================
    The whole world needs to start preparing for years of very cold weather. This is a normal weather cycle. Let us stop the stupidity of Global Warming and start preparing for this real emergency. Cold weather is going to affect food production and that is going to create famine in some parts of the world. We need to start planning for this and our government officials are not helping at all.

    ========================================

  58. Mr Lynn says:

    CFACT took a bunch of Cancun delegates over to a poor Mayan village to see “the face of energy poverty,” what the Green bureaucracy was promising the poorest people in the world:
    http://www.cfact.org/a/1856/Seeing-the-face-of-energy-poverty-upclose-in-Cancun

    Meanwhile, NPR’s “Marketplace” ran a story this evening on another Mayan village which has been having trouble with its maize crop the last decade or so, because of drought. Obviously that was because of global “climate change.” Sample:

    What the scientists do know, with confidence, is that global temperatures are already rising. Heat wilts plants, and it warms the atmosphere, which then sucks more water out of the soil. And — we’ll spare you the details — the experts think drought-prone areas like this will likely get more drought-prone. . .

    http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/12/09/pm-mayan-farmers-struggle-to-grow-corn/

    For NPR, there are no doubts, not even a question.

    /Mr Lynn

  59. Pamela Gray says:

    In Cancun, it gives nipply weather a whole new meaning.

  60. It's always Marcia, Marcia says:

    This is funny! :-)

  61. Tim Neilson says:

    “Everywhere you go,
    always take the weather
    everywhere you go
    always take the weather
    everywhere you go
    always take the weather, take the weather, take the weather with you”.
    Ah, Split Enz, a band way ahead of their time.

  62. Glenn says:

    Dave Springer says:
    December 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    “Records for Cancun only appear to go back to 1974 then get spotty. For instance if you change the date to Dec. 8th, 1973 there is no data. There’s some data for November 1973 but I didn’t find any before that.”

    That’s because there was no Cancun then. Google it up.

  63. savethesharks says:

    John says:
    December 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    Misquoting or ridiculing Al Gore does not help in your case against AGW. You lose credibility every time you do it.

    =================================

    I could care less if it does or doesn’t. It’s just plain fun. He fully deserves every bit of ridicule he receives.

    Here’s another juicy one:

    Chris
    Norfolk, VA, USA

  64. Werner Brozek says:

    “Merrick says:
    December 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    Does anyone have available a fairly exhaustive list of major AGW events and/or Al Gore appearances related to AGW that might serve as a basis?”

    Is this what you were looking for to get you started:
    http://www.climatedepot.com/a/1869/Climate-Depot-Factsheet-on-the-Gore-Effect-Phenomenon

    There are reasons why it is so cold. Namely the sun is very inactive and has been for a while. As well, there is a very strong La Nina. At least according to the following numbers, the strongest since 1975 where it also had a rating of 1: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/people/klaus.wolter/MEI/rank.html

    The other question that could be asked is if Someone arranged it so that the low sunspot numbers and La Nina and the Cancun conference happened at the same time.

  65. Ashby says:

    I see somebody already mentioned it, but before we enjoy this too much, how far back does Cancun’s temperature record go?

  66. Ben D. says:

    John says:
    December 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    Misquoting or ridiculing Al Gore does not help in your case against AGW. You lose credibility every time you do it.

    =================================

    I think the fact that he was made the poster-child for the agw movement is what gives insults against him so much fuel. He won an Oscar and a Nobel prize for his trashy movie and trashy science. He deserves every ounce of insult that is hurled at him. He attempted to become a billionaire at everyone’s expense as well. You know what history will say about Al Gore: He will be the picture of the village idiot in future dictionaries. Everyone will think Al Gore when someone mentions a village idiot.

    Its too bad that some Tn town lost their idiot…we would all be better off if he had stayed in one town his entire life.

    Now a question for you: “Why did Al Gore own tobacco farms?”

  67. Smokey says:

    “Why did Al Gore own tobacco farms?”

    It runs in the Gore family:

    http://www.realchange.org/gore.htm

  68. Pamela Gray says:

    Oh good heavens. Everybody knows why Al owns tobacco farms. It’s because he likes to blow smoke out his….

  69. Douglas DC says:

    Al farmed Tobacco behind Mules too, I would’ve loved to see that-maybe he got
    kicked by one-in the head which would explain his delusional ideas…
    BTW I have.

  70. old construction worker says:

    ‘Pamela Gray says:
    December 9, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    Oh good heavens. Everybody knows why Al owns tobacco farms. It’s because he likes to blow smoke out his….’

    Pamela, be nice. But it is funny.

  71. Douglas DC says:

    I didn’t plow tobacco, it was a small corn filed, and my pop wanted me to see how they did it when he was a 12 year old….
    I like John Deere plows, but the Tractors are better…

  72. Brian H says:

    Pamela;
    “nipply weather” in Cancun? Well, there’s an up-side to everything, I guess. ;)

  73. Ken Roberts says:
    December 9, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    16F here in Nashville this a.m.

    It’s not even winter yet. Still 12 days till December 21.

  74. Glenn says:

    Panama City in Florida hit a new low temp record today,

    Max Temperature 54 °F 64 °F 78 °F (2007)
    Min Temperature 30 °F 47 °F 37 °F (2006)

    And this evening is set to break another for tomorrow, at 31.8F @ 11Pm.

    Floridians, throw a towel over your lizard.

  75. Gary Pearse says:

    On second thought, make that a hot toddy.

  76. Michael says:

    I was thinking about this Gore effect hitting Cancun earlier this afternoon.
    I open WUWT now and what do I see?

  77. Mike Jonas says:

    Since we’re all so comfortably settled in the “weather not climate” department. and since we should always check everything both ways, would someone like to check the accuracy of this item (apart from the fact that it has jumped the gun by appearing before the end of 2010):
    http://climatesignals.org/2010/11/2010-records-most-national-extreme-heat-records-ever/
    2010 records most national extreme heat records ever
    The year 2010 now has the most national extreme heat records for a single year–nineteen. These nations comprise 20% of the total land area of Earth. This is the largest area of Earth’s surface to experience all-time record high temperatures in any single year in the historical record.
    No nations set record for their coldest temperature in history in 2010

  78. Rik Gheysens says:

    In Paris, after it began to snow on Wednesday of November 8, the situation was very serious.
    This is not a best translation but it gives a clear insight into the problems. Thousands of people were blocked on the roads and had to spend the night in their cars or in shelters.
    http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Flci.tf1.fr%2Ffrance%2Ffaits-divers%2Fparis-le-jour-d-apres-6179916.html

  79. PatK says:

    MattN says:
    December 9, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    This is just awesome to watch.

    Did any of them pack a jacket? I hope they freeze their (expletives) off…

    Sorry MattN – doubt you’ll find many of those there – especially on the men

  80. Craig says:

    [/snip]
    Apart from the fact the you’re always saying that weather isn’t climate, you’re attacking a straw man. Who ever claimed that a trend towards average warming would mean that it would be +.x everywhere on the planet at all times? There are also these things called seasons which have effects which are several magnitudes greater than any current warming effect. Weather and climate are chaotic systems. It’s equally plausible that AGW would result in extremes of temperature depending on when and where you are.

    [I am certain you will agree that your first sentence was not part of nor conducive to intelligent discourse..... bl57~mod]

  81. wayne Job says:

    The Gore effect seems to spreading and is touching most of the globe. It is apt at this point in time, for the past six months the reports of the warmest year ever have been shrill and often. This seems to be fading as the population the world over has seen a profound reversal of all the alarmist predictions. In Oz we have or own Gore called Tim Flannery, whom almost single handed convinced our less than intelligent state governments that normal rain fall is a thing of the past and they borrowed and spent billions on pipe lines and desal plants, they are now mothballing one that was just finished and the mother of huge plants in my state was built on a flood plain and for six months has been rather unfit for construction.

    Most of the population are brain washed by the MSM to AGW but the Gore/Flannery Effect carried on for much longer will force even our entrenched media to recant or at least shut up. The mood of the populace is changing as seen by surveys the Agw thing is fading. It is now the politicians that are the main useful idiots and emails with facts and displeasures in quantity can go a long way.

  82. Ulf says:

    No, you got it all backwards. Obviously, Gaia is extremely pleased with these gatherings to battle AGW, and rewards their zeal by lowering temps a little. If we can just have more such conferences, AGW will eventually be defeated, even if they never come up with any other effective migitation!

  83. H.R. says:

    Douglas DC says:
    December 9, 2010 at 8:14 pm
    “Al farmed Tobacco behind Mules too,…”

    Yeah, sure. Just like he invented the internet. Sure, uh-huh, right.

    OTOH, I’ll give him credit if he claims to have walked 3 miles to school – uphill, both ways – through 4 feet of snow. We all did that back then.

  84. H.R. says:

    Oh, wait… Al went to prep school…. nevermind.

  85. JER0ME says:

    Craig says:
    December 10, 2010 at 1:11 am

    There are also these things called seasons which have effects which are several magnitudes greater than any current warming effect. Weather and climate are chaotic systems. It’s equally plausible that AGW would result in extremes of temperature depending on when and where you are.

    There are daily swings in temperature in almost all places on the planet that dwarf all and any sign of AGW. The ability to measure properly and accurately over the globe, through the depth of the atmosphere is way beyond us. And yet, less than one degree of warming over 100 years has apparently been measured, despite the daily 10 to 20 degree swings, and even larger annual swings.

    Yes, they are chaotic systems. Could that be the reason for all these highs and lows? Nothing to do with a tiny amount of CO2?

    It is equally plausible that chaos is the reason for these swings, and even these recent increases, in temperature, and it looks like they have stopped increasing now, backing up that reason.

    It is equally plausible that instrument differences are the cause of any temperature increases last century.

    It is equally plausible that UHI is the cause of any temperature increases last century.

    None of these are funny. Global Warming Delegates freezing their knackers off at 10 degrees in the tropics is priceless, however.

  86. Craig says:

    dear moderator, I have no problem with you removing it, mostly because it was a false dichotomy. however, ad hominem posts are de rigueur on this site, but because the targets are not posters, they are not moderated out.

  87. Craig says:

    JER0ME says:
    December 10, 2010 at 2:42 am

    “Nothing to do with a tiny amount of CO2?”
    They tiny amount of CO2 as a proportion of the atmosphere is largely irrelevant. The amount of CFCs that caused a hole in the ozone layer was also small. You also state that:

    1. “It is equally plausible that chaos is the reason for these swings, and even these recent increases, in temperature, and it looks like they have stopped increasing now, backing up that reason.

    2. “It is equally plausible that instrument differences are the cause of any temperature increases last century.”

    3. “It is equally plausible that UHI is the cause of any temperature increases last century.”

    So how do you reconcile 1, 2 and 3. The average temperature either is or is not rising. If it’s stopped rising as you suggest then has UHI stopped and we’ve gone back to using the old measurement devices? You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

  88. RoyFOMR says:

    Here in Scotland, temperatures are back to normal for a few days before the freeze resumes.
    Flooding, from snow-melt, is taking place. Nothing of surprise there.
    The BBC, still managed to spin the message.
    “Temperatures are,in many places, 20 degrees (C) higher than last week”
    Forget the record lows. Look at the anomaly! We’re all going to fry.

  89. Tim Clark says:

    I believe that you folks are all making the same logical mistake in assuming the colder temperature in Cancun will bother the alarmists one iota.

    Remember, it’s warmth that concerns them most, they want a colder world. ;~P

  90. Tim Clark says:

    Dave Springer says:
    December 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    “Records for Cancun only appear to go back to 1974 then get spotty. For instance if you change the date to Dec. 8th, 1973 there is no data. There’s some data for November 1973 but I didn’t find any before that.”

    What dates does GISTEMP use for their average? And what was [CO2] in 1974?

  91. Cathy says:

    @Smokey.

    Hilarious come-back to John :0)

    So much clicking. So much mirth.

    I’m proud that Ohio can claim you as son.

  92. JG says:

    Perhaps if the IPCC wishes to halt (and maybe reverse) global warming, they should hold weekly or monthly meetings in various parts of the world.

    Although they are likley to get the frequency wrong and send us into an ice age.

  93. tallbloke says:

    John says:
    December 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    Misquoting or ridiculing Al Gore does not help in your case against AGW. You lose credibility every time you do it.

    Lose credibility in whose opinion? The alarmists? Oh noes!

    Get a life, while we have a laugh.

  94. tallbloke says:

    Tim Neilson says:
    December 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    “Everywhere you go,
    always take the weather
    everywhere you go
    always take the weather
    everywhere you go
    always take the weather, take the weather, take the weather with you”.
    Ah, Split Enz, a band way ahead of their time.

    Wasn’t that song by ‘Crowded House’?

    I note EMI are now blocking their artists vids on youtube

  95. Brian H says:

    Tim Clark says:
    December 10, 2010 at 6:23 am

    I believe that you folks are all making the same logical mistake in assuming the colder temperature in Cancun will bother the alarmists one iota.

    Remember, it’s warmth that concerns them most, they want a colder world. ;~P

    Ah, but they only want cooling LONG after they’ve instituted their CO2 deprivation-fueled global coup d’etat! Timing is everything.

  96. kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:

    Gore effect? Nah, there’s another reason for it.

    Even God doesn’t want to see Pachauri on the beach wearing only a banana hammock.
    ;-)

  97. Neff says:

    Is the Gulf Stream still working?

  98. Joseph says:

    If 2010 is to be listed as the warmest year of the 21st century, that means the next 90 will be colder? Pack you woolen undies folks.

  99. Paul says:

    New record high in Denver, Colorado yesterday. But that doesn’t fit with you folks’ climate ideas so I guess it doesn’t count.

  100. Ulf says:

    New record high in Denver, Colorado yesterday. But that doesn’t fit with you folks’ climate ideas so I guess it doesn’t count.

    Your comment seems a bit OT for this post. OTOH, on Dec 13, Anthony wrote:

    While there have been a few high temperature records in the desert southwest and western Oregon, the majority of weather records in the USA this week have been for cold, snowfall, or rainfall.

    …and showed a map which indeed showed several record highs in CO.

  101. Smokey says:

    Paul,

    I guess you’re new here.

    Try posting that there are dozens of record lows at realclimate, and wait for your comment to appear. Don’t hold your breath.

    BTW, here are average December temps from 1928. No need to panic.

  102. Paul says:

    One cold set of storms don’t make a climate. The desert southwest has been posting record highs for over a decade. So far this fall, Denver has had the driest and warmest Nov and so far, Dec, that many can remember. The first snowfall was one month later than usual. Weather patterns are changing. This is a FACT as evidenced by the record highs and lows being recorded all over the world.

  103. Mike Jonas says:

    Paul – “One cold set of storms don’t make a climate“. True. But what happens in Denver doesn’t make a climate either. If you want to claim that “Weather patterns are changing” is a “FACT“, it would be very helpful and save us all a lot of time if you could first substantiate it. Please can you check back through all available data (not a selected period or place) and demonstrate that the “record highs and lows being recorded all over the world” are historically unusual. You might also be asked by some here to explain in what way weather patterns are indeed something to do with climate, but I’ll accept that in the current context.

  104. Smokey says:

    Paul,

    Mike Jonas has thrown down the gauntlet by invoking the climate null hypothesis: show us how the current climate exceeds the parameters of the climate during the Holocene.

    As a matter of fact, today’s climate [and temperature] is extremely benign. There is nothing unusual happening. That being the case, all the hyperbole about climate catastrophe amounts to nothing but baseless arm-waving. Money is the motive for the scare, as everyone can see from the profligate consumption of the self-serving do-gooders descending on Cancun, Copenhagen and Bali.

    You really should stop digging, Paul.

    And I hope you understand that what you’re doing is is simply expressing your opinion. That’s fine, but keep in mind that WUWT is the internet’s “best science” site, and you would be much more credible if you backed your opinion with something we can get our teeth into. Something falsifiable. Something testable.

    The AGW hypothesis is failing because there’s no “there” there. You can’t quantify the extent – if any – that “carbon” causes temperature change. The lack of the scientific method is replaced by a fictitious “consensus.” That’s not science, it is only a belief system.

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